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Old 05-05-2013, 01:56 PM   #31
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Understood about the lug nuts. I had that epiphany this morning laying in bed. I was thinking of making sure I can get it airborne and then lowering it back down to the ground before doing the lug nuts just to prove that I'll be able to get it there. Then getting it down, breaking the lug nuts loose and re-raising it. Extra work, for sure- just a bit chicken since I've never done anything like this before (literally never even changed a car tire). This may be a bad idea as the lynx levelers shot forward when I backed off of them last time.

Is it ok to pull forward/backup with the lug nuts broken loose? (Not driving it- just 6-8 feet in either direction.)
Broken loose, yes.
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:56 PM   #32
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Back up or pull forward a little more and try to get the wheel that is on the ground as close to the blocks as possible. I am pretty impressed that you got it up on those blocks without a ramp. Or did you drive it forward and off the blocks?
Ramp. I backed up the ramp and then off of it with the rear tire.

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Put the China spare on the Pretty rim. Fix the used tire with the nail damage,use as a spare.Then at a latter date buy (4 or 5) GOOD tires. Youroo!!
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Put the China spare on the Pretty rim. Fix the used tire with the nail damage,use as a spare.Then at a latter date buy (4 or 5) GOOD tires. Youroo!!
Ha! I'm first focused on getting the (happy word) tire off first! But- good idea.
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OMG,you should call (Good Sam or AAA)! You were telling the truth about challenged! Youroo!!
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That's backwards of what I would have done, I would put the ramp in front of the front tire and driven forward and removed some before the rear hit them. But you got it accomplished.
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OMG,you should call (Good Sam or AAA)! You were telling the truth about challenged! Youroo!!
Oh, you have NO idea. Well, maybe you're getting one...
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Thanks, Coot! A 2x10 did it (barely).
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The spare is on. I had to bleed air out of it to get it spinning freely. Torqued everything to 100-pounds (foot-pound or pound-foot ).

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Now to find me a new tire and do this all over again!
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